Grant Programs

Building Healthier Communities Eligibility Guidelines

Eligible organizations can submit requests once per calendar year and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have current 501(c)3 status
  • Proposed programming must benefit populations or communities in the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area.
  • Have not received funding from the IBC Foundation for more than two consecutive years in a three-year period. For example: if grant awards are received in 2016 and 2017, an organization is ineligible to apply for funding in 2018.

Evaluation Criteria

Funding requests up to $25,000 will be considered. Grant requests will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Organizations must:

  • Make a measurable and positive impact on the health of a specific community or population (defined as a geographic area, an ethnic group, or an age group)
  • Accomplish clearly defined goals as outlined in the grant application
  • Have a clear strategy and staffing to implement and manage the proposed project
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility through a detailed and realistic project budget

Application deadlines

Independence Blue Cross Foundation is not accepting letters of interest at this time.